More Than a Dozen Businesses Closed in Rochester This Year
PERKINS - Both Perkins abruptly closed in early December. No word on what will take their place.
TOYS "R" US - Toys "R" Us confirmed in March that they were closing all of their U.S. stores after filing bankruptcy in 2017. Sadly, nothing has filled the location yet.
PRO-CUTS - The salon in the TJ-Maxx Plaza closed at the end of August because they didn't have enough stylists to keep it open, according to the manager.
O&B SHOES - After being a staple in Rochester since 1933, the owners closed both stores to retire this year.
COMPLETE NUTRITION - Without warning, the store was completely cleaned out and empty mid-August.
MARCOS PIZZA - Open and closed within a year. The Family video location didn't make the money corporate was hoping for.
PRARIE WALLS CLIMBING GYM - A quiet closing back in July.
CUSTOM COSTUMES - After 30 years in business, they called it quits this year.
COOKS PANTRY - They are still in the midst of their going-out-of-business sale.
FISH & PETS - The locally owned pet store closed earlier this year when the owners announced their plans for retirement.
Several stores in Apache mall: BEST BUY MOBILE, EVENSON'S HALLMARK SHOP, FOOTLOCKER. The mall has since been sold.
THE DOGGERY - They closed when the lease ended this summer. Bitter and Pour is the new bar in that location. You can still get Doggery drinks at Cameo at the Castle.
ROCHESTER DAYS INN & HOLIDAY INN - Both will be replaced with new DMC projects.